What’s New Jersey’s Hippiest Town?
According to Wikipedia, a hippie "is a member of a liberal counterculture, originally a youth movement that started in the United States and the United Kingdom during the mid-1960s and spread to other countries around the world."
So what is New Jersey's most hippie town?
According to Thrillist, it's Lambertville.
And here's why:
Most people think New Jersey is all sprawl, suburb, turnpike, and shore. And they're mostly right! But there's one slice of Jersey -- Hunterdon County, which sits on the western edge of the state along the Delaware River, just north of Trenton -- that doesn't fit any of the Jersey stereotypes. The gently rolling rural area has nearly as many pop-up organic roadside produce stands as people, and is scattered with hippie ex-New Yorkers who escaped the city. Lambertville sits on the river, just across from the slightly more touristy New Hope (the hippiest town in Pennsylvania), and is the area's de facto hippie capital, drawing congregants to downward dog at DIG Yoga and to gather crunchy groceries from Big Bear Natural Foods. Then they head back into the country for drum and/or knitting circles. -- B.M.
I've never actually been to Lambertville, but I have been to New Hope, and it is hippie central! In the best way possible, of course! But the author's description could lend to any South Jersey farm town... Just sayin'.
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